Building a Fully Inclusive Outdoor Community in Central Oregon
At Oregon Adaptive Sports, we strive to enable and empower athletes to not only access outdoor recreation, but to fully engage with the outdoors and an outdoor lifestyle. We believe that the outdoors has the power to increase confidence, self esteem, health and quality of life. We believe that Central Oregon should be the leader in making the outdoors accessible, providing a model of what a fully inclusive outdoor community looks like.
Community Days are a space for everyone to enjoy the outdoors together. Bring your family and friends to try a new sport, practice an old one, hang out and enjoy all that Central Oregon has to offer. Join OAS anytime between 9 am and 4 pm. There will be staff & volunteers on hand to assist.
JUNE 15 – Riverbend Park: Bike, Hike, Paddle
JULY 20 – Slough Day Use Area: Bike, Hike, Paddle
AUG 17 – Lava Lake: Bike, Hike, Paddle.
SEPT 21 – Smith Rock State Park: Climb, Bike, Hike, Paddle.
Community Climbing Club
First Tuesday of Every Month
4:30-6:30pm @ Bend Rock Gym
This is a space is for people of all abilities to climb together. All experience levels welcome. Note that this is not a lesson setting, parents are asked to supervise youth under 14 but assistants are available to help with climbing. Cost is $10 paid to Bend Rock Gym.
Community Cycling Night
Wednesdays June + July (not July 3)
4:30-6:30pm @ Pine Nursery Park
Eight Wednesdays, we’ll bring a fleet of cycles to the park. Come try a bike out, ride & hang out. Note that this is not a lesson setting – participants may have to wait to use a bike and are not guaranteed one on one instruction.
Community Golf Night
Thurs 6/20, 7/25, 8/15, 9/19
5:00-6:00pm @ Awbrey Glen Golf Club
Lets get out and make some swings! Session takes place at the driving range. Please be timely as the sessions are short. All experience levels welcome. Two adaptive carts are available for use. Mandatory dress code.
How to Sign Up
All summer community programs are free of cost except climbing. Please RSVP online to help us ensure we have appropriate staffing, equipment and supplies for the activity.
Adaptive Athletes: If you are in need of some assistance and haven’t done so this season please fill out a Participant Information Form (also available on register page) and then fill out the form below. If you are in not in need of assistance, you can participate as a “community member” (see below).
Volunteers: Trained OAS volunteers wishing to sign up for a designated slot to assist adaptive athletes can do so through the weekly volunteer emails. If you are not in a designated volunteer slot, you are more than welcome to just show up and participate as a “community member” (see below). If you have friends and family you wish to bring, they are welcome to come as a community member as well!
Community Members: Fill out the form below! We will ask you to sign a waiver. Reminder that for climbing you must provide your own pass and rentals or pay the $10 pass/rental fee for Bend Rock Gym but all other events are free. There will be an OAS staff member checking folks in at any community events.
We will follow up within a few days!
Have questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 541-306-4774.